Sunday, March 11, 2007

violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red

On sites dealing with the loss of a pregnancy or a baby, I've often seen the term "rainbow baby" used to refer to a child born after a loss.

I suppose it doesn't pay to think about these things too carefully. Because, if I recall correctly, the rainbow represents G-d's promise that He will never again destroy the world by flood.

He isn't promising anything else.


Aurelia said...

I'm not a fan of the Rainbow Baby thing or babydust or any of that. It always seems a little odd to me.

As for G-d, I personally believe that he has given us (ie. society and/or Drs and scientists) the brains to figure out how to save all children from dying. Society just hasn't bothered to use their brains for that purpose. I wish they would.

Catherine said...

Is it wrong that I laughed out loud at this and shared it with my husband who said, "Nice, very nice." lol!

niobe said...

Glad to hear that someone else finds this funny. In, you know, a sick kind of way.